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Northern Pike Spearing Returns To Mille Lacs Lake

The return of northern pike spearing to Mille Lacs Lake for the first time in 32 years is generating a buzz among long-time spearers. It's also brought hope for resort owners whose fortunes have been tied to the big lake's struggling walleye population.

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New Ulm Woman’s Death Ruled Hypothermia

A 51-year-old New Ulm woman whose body was found in the woods last month died of hypothermia. That's according to a preliminary autopsy report released by New Ulm police.

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Police: Minneapolis Man May Be Responsible For 60 Burglaries

Police say a Minneapolis man may be responsible for dozens of burglaries across the Twin Cities.

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UPDATE: Victims Identified In Deer River Mobile Home Fire

Authorities have released the names of a sister and brother who died in a mobile home fire in rural Deer River over the weekend.

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Rest Stop Jewelry Heist Nets At Least $500,000

Investigators believe some jewelry robbers followed their victims for several hundred miles from a trade show in Chicago before they struck at a rest stop in Minnesota. Olmsted County sheriff's officials say four people dressed in black got out of a van at the Interstate 90 rest area near Rochester early today, smashed several windows on the victims' vehicle and grabbed three or four suitcases filled with gold and silver jewelry and loose diamonds.

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Priest Acquitted of Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Twin Cities priest has been acquitted of criminal sexual conduct involving a female parishioner he was counseling.

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North Map, image from Tom Fisher
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News @ Noon: Is It Time For Minnesota to Leave the ‘Midwest’ [AUDIO]

The region of the country that makes-up the Midwest includes a number of states, which can sometimes leave Minnesota out in the cold. Because of that, some people say it's time to move our state out of the Midwest and strike out on our own with a new region simply branded as the "North".

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General Mills Brings Back French Toast Crunch Cereal

General Mills is bringing back popular '90s cereal French Toast Crunch in a nod to nostalgia and in the hopes of boosting its weak cereal sales. Cereal sales have slid as alternatives such as Greek yogurt and breakfast sandwiches have gained popularity.

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Man Settles Lawsuit Against Minneapolis McDonald’s Owner

A disabled man who sued the owner of a McDonald's restaurant in Minneapolis has settled out of court. Terms of the settlement between 53-year-old Robert Mingo and the restaurant owner were not disclosed.

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Carrie Underwood, photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair
Carrie Underwood, photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair
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Carrie Underwood To Perform At Minnesota State Fair

It's still several months away, but the Minnesota State Fair has announced the first grandstand act for next year. Carrie Underwood will be in the grandstand on Saturday, August 29th.

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